Our Story

Building on a family legacy as medical pioneers in the Kingdom, Saudi German Health was founded by the Batterjee family 35 years ago to relieve people’s suffering and have a positive impact on their health.

In 1988, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Chairman of Saudi German Health, and Dr. Khalid Batterjee, Vice President of Saudi German Health, established the first hospital in Jeddah and collaborated with German University Hospitals to bring advanced German healthcare standards and expertise to the local community for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These associations inspired the ‘German’ in our name.

Makarem Sobhi Batterjee

President and Vice Chairman, Saudi German Health

Makarem Sobhi Batterjee became the President and Vice-Chairman of Saudi German Health in 2017 and paved the way towards expansion and advancement for our group by broadening its German foundation to build strong collaborations with renowned healthcare providers in the US, Canada, UK, and beyond. Under his leadership, we have focused on renovating our hospitals, digitally transforming our services, enhancing patient experience, introducing unique medical specialties, providing advanced treatments, bringing international doctors to the region, and building partnerships with international medical organizations.


Our Transformation

Our recent journey of transformation and rebranding from Saudi German Hospitals Group to Saudi German Health marked a new era in our history. This is not only a name change and visual upgrade but a portrayal of our rejuvenation - symbolizing progress, innovation, and positive change. Saudi German Health is a consolidation of our healthcare and education infrastructure, representing the fact that we are a global network of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, medical education facilities, and training institutes.

Starting from humble beginnings in 1988 with one hospital in Jeddah, today, we have several standalone clinics, 11 operational facilities, and many more under construction. Today, more than 8500 doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and staff call Saudi German Health, their home.

Our History


The Batterjee Pharmacies


Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Batterjee with Sheikh Abdul jaleel Batterjee start to import international pharmaceutical products and establish a chain of pharmacies.


Jeddah’s Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospital Jeddah opens on what is now Batterjee Road in central Jeddah.


The First IT assisted Hospital in The Middle East


Saudi German Hospital Jeddah becomes the first hospital to introduce IT such as electronic medical records and automation in the middle east healthcare industry.


Aseer’s Branch Launch


Saudi Arabian expansion begins with the opening of Saudi
German Hospital Aseer.


Riyadh’s Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospital Riyadh opens.


Nursing Institute Establishment


Saudi German Institute for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences is established.
Saudi German Hospital Madinah opens.


Yemen’s Branch Launch


International expansion begins with the opening of Saudi German Hospital Sana'a in Yemen.


Ranking Among The Most Admired Companies


Saudi German Hospital is named among one of the 50 most admired companies in the middle east by arabian business.


Dubai’s Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospital Dubai opens. The first Saudi German Hospital in the UAE.


Beta Establishment


Batterjee Education for Training Academy (BETA) is established to deliver professional development and skills training.


Cairo’s Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospitals Group enters the Egyptian market with the launch of Saudi German Hospital Cairo.


MEAHCO’s Successful Investments


The group, under the name Middle East Healthcare Company (MEAHCO), has a successful IPO on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), raising US$3.2 billion.


Hail’s Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospital Hail established.


Sharjah’s Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospital Sharjah is launched.
Beverly Clinics is established in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Ajman Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospital Ajman opens as part of Batterjee Medical City.
Saudi German Hospital Cairo joins the Mayo Clinic Care Network.


Dammam’s Branch Launch


Saudi German Hospital Dammam opens as the centrepiece of Batterjee Medical City.
Saudi German Hospital Riyadh joins the Mayo Clinic Care Network.


One Foundation


Saudi German Health launches new brand and enhanced patient experience, bringing together all Saudi German hospitals, clinics, and medical education facilities under one brand and laying the foundation for accelerating global expansion and diversification.


Al Jami`ah District’s Branch Launch


Al Jami`ah District Branch
The Saudi German Hospitals have been expanding with their new branch in Al Jami`ah District, Jeddah


Abha’s Clinics’ Launch


Abha Clinics
The Saudi German Hospitals proudly launched their new clinics in Abha


Makkah’s Branch Launch


Makkah Branch
The Saudi German Hospitals have opened their brand new branch in Makkah

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